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#PantamiResignNow: Calls for Nigerian minister to resign over extremist views grow

The calls for Nigeria’s minister of communication and digital economy Dr Isa Ali Pantami to resign over his past extreme religious views continued on Sunday. Forty-eight-year-old Pantami, for the first time, on Saturday acknowledged his past views but said he…

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria. Speaking in Lagos under…

The rage of Mbize erosion in southeast Nigeria – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Mbize: Rage of Red Earth (Stories, Songs on Landslide, Erosion in Igboland) by Chuka Nnabuife; Heinrich Boll Stiftung; 2011 The erosion menace in southeast Nigeria is a twice-told story. Whole villages have been sacked, and many houses are teetering on…

“Rocks” the movie rocks and Bukky Bakray is a revelation – Toni Kan

I am ashamed to admit that I had not even heard of Rocks, the movie which earned its break out star, Bukky Bakray an EE Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) until the…

Musings on love, life and its vicissitudes: A review of “Built for the Storm” – Peju Akande

The first impression one gets reading through the first few chapters of Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami’s book is: this is like a War Room memoir. You remember the movie, that one with the faithful and ever abiding long suffering housewife? But in…

*FG suspends Adeboye’s helicopter from flying (Punch)*Lagos monarch tasks government on infrastructure (Guardian)*Maritime workers suspend industrial action at Apapa port (Sun)

FG suspends Adeboye’s helicopter from flying (Punch) The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has grounded a private chopper belonging to Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at the Lagos Airport, investigations by Sunday …

*4 Ogun teenage cultists arrested in Lagos (Punch)*Gang of robbers busted in Lagos Guest House (PMNews)

4 Ogun teenage cultists arrested in Lagos (Punch) Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command in the Alakuko area of the state on Friday arrested four suspected cultists. The suspects, it was gathered, came from Ogun State for reprisal attacks…

How I strangled creditor disturbing me to repay N100,000 – Suspect

A revenue collector in the Umuleri area of Anambra State, Ifeanyi Ezinwa, is being held by the police for the murder of his relative, Chukwuebuka Iloegbunam. Ezinwa reportedly strangled 19-year-old Iloegbunam for persistently demanding repayment of N100,000 he borrowed from…

UI releases 2020/2021 Post-UTME results

The University of Ibadan has released the results of its Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening exercise for candidates who chose the institution. This is contained in a statement by the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, in…

It is our job to print money, lend govt – Emefiele replies Obaseki

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has replied Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, concerning his claim that the apex bank printed an additional N50billion to N60 billion to make up for state allocations. Emefiele while…

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